Foundation phase

Ms. Beatrice Schilder

I am Beatrice Schilder. I am currently a grade 3 educator. I am also a department head in the foundation phase. I have more than 30 years teaching experience, and am extremely passionate about teaching and moulding young minds. My greatest joy is when I see learners excelling with good grades.
I have a B.Ed. Honors Degree, and am  currently completing my Master’s Degree in Education.

Ms. Hayley Schrader

Ms. Schrader has been in education for six years. She spent three years in the mainstream, gaining experience teaching Grade 1, 2 & 3. For the past three years, she has been teaching learners with special educational needs, especially learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Ms. Gail Kearns


Diploma in Education – Grade R ( Pre- primary)

Advanced Certificate in Education – Foundation Phase

I have 30 years teaching experience, and am passionate about teaching. I love helping others to learn.

Heide Johnstone

Heide Johnstone has been a foundation phase teacher for the past 28 years. Teaching is in my blood, and I come from a long line of teachers in my family. I’m passionate about my job and love developing young minds. I am currently a grade 2 educator

Intermediate Phase

Onica Engelbrecht (Language Educator)

I believe that a teacher is morally obliged to provide a quality educational environment that fosters resilience and individuality. My personal objective as a teacher is to never stop being a student myself. The curiosity and willingness to adapt and change are values that I want my students to experience in my classroom.

Every classroom is a micro-community, my role as a teacher is to ensure that my teaching approach contentiously adapts to the needs of my students and the environment I find myself in. Learning takes place when the emotional and educational needs of my students are met. As a teacher, my expectations for myself and my students are the same. Be on time, be prepared, be considerate, be respectful and speak up.


For me, assessments are only as useful when feedback is constructive. I do not think a student’s progress is set in stone. It can develop and grow with motivation and dedication. A student’s achievement for me mirrors my own.


” With languages, you are at home anywhere” – Edward De Waal


My name is Onica Engelbrecht, I look forward to exploring languages with you. I believe that it is when we master a language that we are truly able to express ourselves and find our footing in the world. Language is about so much more than figures of speech and spelling. I can’t wait to show you!


When I’m not nose deep in a book, I’m making something with my hands or going for walks with my dog.   If I am not learning something I’m not living I wonder what you will teach me?


See you soon.

Ms. Onica.

Ms. Madelein Kriel

Dear student.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Madelein Kriel. I am 27 years old with a teaching degree and more than 7 years of teaching experience. I also have experience in assisted learning. I am a co- author of a book published in Afrikaans and English called Teach your child to swim/Leer jou kind swem.
I will be teaching English and Afrikaans Grade 4 and 5. I have a passion for teaching children and believe that every child can flourish with the correct motivation. Most importantly, teaching must be done with love and respect.
It is my belief that every child learns in their own way and I will always strive to meet the learner at his/her level and build not only their language skills, but also their confidence to be able to express themselves in Afrikaans and English. Rest assured that I will always do my utmost to make sure the learners in my class, reach his/her full potential.

Ms. Abigail  Davids

Abigail Davids is an educator at Rustenburg Girls Junior School and working with children is the highlight of her day. She enjoys teaching languages, but especially loves teaching mathematics. If she is not teaching, adventure and trying out new things is always at the top of her list.

Ms. Lamees Veldsman

Lamees Veldsman is a well-rounded, dynamic individual, who is currently in her final year of studying towards a Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in the Intermediate and Senior Phases and a Learnership at Rustenburg Girls Junior School. She has extensive training in Mathematics through a scholarship programme.

Ms. Ra-eesah Fortune

Ra-eesah Fortune is a recent university graduate with a background in education. She currently works as a student teacher at Rustenburg Girls Junior School where she teaches grade 4 learners. Ra-eesah has been employed at RGJS from 2018-2021 and has thus gained experience teaching various subjects to learners in grades 4-7. She is passionate about teaching and loves to read mystery novels in her free time.

Senior Phase

Ms. Pamela Davids

Pamela Beverley Davids has been teaching for 28 years. She is high school trained, but has been blessed to teach Grades 2,3,4 and 5 for 5 years. She is currently teaching grade 7, and has 25 years experience in the senior phase school. She teaches 10 subjects. She is CAPS trained, and implements different types of teaching strategies.

Teaching is Ms David’s passion and she makes each lesson fun. Learners enjoy her lessons, especially languages. She helps learners bridge the gap of reading and building sentences, by obtaining a better understanding on how to read with understanding. and formulate sentences. She is a senior phase (Grade 7) Mathematics specialist. She believes that all learners have the ability to understand Mathematics and implements different tools and strategies to help them achieve great success.

Ms. Miranda Collop

Mrs Miranda Collop, has 21 years of teaching experience. She has a passion for teaching languages, and has experience in teaching learners in grade 4,5,6 & 7. Teaching is a calling money cannot buy when a child’s growth is evident in all areas of their confidence. She loves working with the less fortunate, and making a difference where she can.

Ms. Katie Muller

Ms. Muller has 20 years’ experience in Mathematics, in both Primary – & High School. It is a joy and privilege helping learners on their way to obtaining success in this key subject.

Ms. Muller also has extensive experience in marking National Senior Grade 12 Certificate Examination.

Mr Emile Damonse

Mr Damonse comes with 25 years experience. He currently teaches Afrikaans for learners in Grades 9-12. Teaching is his calling. He is a passionate and committed teacher, always ready and willing to give his best to his learners. He has marked National Senior Certificate examinations for the last 18 years.

Ms. Eugenie Pienaar

Ms. Pienaar obtained her Master’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Civil Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch in April 2020. She has six years of Mathematics tutoring experience with Beyond the Edge Tutoring (Grade 4-12). Her experience extends to working in higher education (Stellenbosch University) from 2017-2019, as demonstrator and teaching assistant to 3rd and 4th year Civil Engineering Students. Engineering is her profession, but teaching Mathematics is her passion (W.J. Dolor). Eugenie says there is nothing more rewarding than helping learners overcome the small obstacles in Mathematics. She believes that every student has the full potential to rise above their full potential! She majors in mathematics problem solving. She looks forward to this journey with both the learner and the parent.

Ms. Caroline Moodley

Caroline Joan Moodley obtained her Bachelor of arts degree from the University of Natal Pietermaritzburg in 1988. She went on to do a Higher Diploma in Education and obtained this in 1989 from The University of Natal Pietermaritzburg. She completed her Bachelor of Education degree in 1995 at The University of South Africa (UNISA)

She has 30 years teaching experience. Although she has specialised in teaching Grades 8 to 12. She is currently teaching grade 9 and 12.

Mrs. Moodley also has extensive experience in marking the National Senior Certificate examination paper for English Home Language paper 3 which is the Writing Paper. I consider it a privilege to facilitate my students learning and academic growth. I’m dedicated to helping my students to find their strengths and build upon those strengths to reach their highest potential.

Mr. Randall Josephs

Mr. Josephs started his teaching career in 1979, at Mitchells Plain Primary School. He majored in Mathematics and Natural Science. During his teaching career at Mitchell Plain Primary School, he also became Principal of the school. He completed his HDE in 1994 (4 year), majoring in Mathematics and Biology. Mr. Randall left teaching in 1998, and became an ABET teacher.

Later he was appointed as Executive Support Officer for the Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town.

He returned to teaching, and was asked to take on the position as Mentor Principal at Nobantu Primary School. He also taught at Strandfontein Primary.

He was later appointed as teacher at Porterview Primary School, from there was appointed as HOD in Mathematics at Leiden High School.  While teaching at Leiden High School, he was appointed Acting Deputy/Principal until his retirement in 2019.  Whilst at Leiden high school, he taught Mathematics Gr 8 /9 and Mathematical Literacy Gr 10 -12. Mr. Randal was appointed as Marker Gr 12 Mathematical Literacy NSC- Department of Education.

Mr. Steve Jacobs

I have a great passion for teaching, and enjoy helping our future generation grow academically. I take great pride in my work as an educator. To see learners progress academically is rewarding to me.

Being an educator is not the easiest vocation, but surely the most rewarding.